WGTC women drop Southern Union 61-37

WGTC women drop Southern Union 61-37

LAGRANGE, Georgia – The West Georgia Tech Golden Knights women’s basketball team notched its seventh victory over a Division 1 junior college opponent with a 61-37 home victory over Southern Union State Community College on Mondaynight in LaGrange.

West Georgia Tech improved to 10-7 overall on the year, while Southern Union fell to 6-10.

West Georgia Tech swept the season series after winning the earlier matchup in Wadley, 46-45.

West Georgia Tech defeated a Division 1 junior college by a wide margin for a second-consecutive night. The Knights defeated Andrew College 75-52 on Sunday.

“I’m proud of this team and I’m very happy overall with the way they responded playing two big games less than twenty-four hours from each other,” said WGTC head coach Kenny Edwards. “We made a point tonight to rotate our personnel groupings early and often, to keep our legs fresh. We didn’t press quite as much tonight either. But we established a lead early and didn’t let them back in the game, and that was important for us to do tonight. I’ve very proud of our effort winning back-to-back games. That’s something we’ll have to do if we want to advance in the postseason and for the first time this year I believe we played well and with consistent effort on consecutive nights.”

All ten West Georgia Tech players scored at least one point led by Jasmine N. Williams with ten. Kadriana Howard and Mahogany Harris both added nine points for the Golden Knights.
Jackee Dodd led Southern Union with eight points.

The Golden Knights used a 17-2 run midway through the first half to stretch an 11-10 lead to 28-12. SUCC got to within eight in the final seconds before a Jhalyn Feaster jumper at the buzzer gave the Knights a 32-22 lead at the half.

West Georgia Tech wasted little time in stretching the lead further in the second half, and led by 25 with ten minutes remaining.

WGTC held Southern Union to just 32-percent shooting from the field.

WGTC forced 26 turnovers, led by Harris’ five steals.

West Georgia Tech returns to the court on Friday hosting Snead State (Ala.), at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton. Tip-time is 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow thirty minutes after the women’s game.